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Law clear about decisions on the papers: FWC bench

An employer will get another chance to argue that it did not dismiss a worker after a four-member FWC bench determined that the company's jurisdictional objection should not have been decided on the papers.

FWC ends 10-year-old case despite worker's protests

A senior FWC member has declined to recuse herself before throwing out a decade-old unfair dismissal case that was put on ice indefinitely due to the worker's mental illness.

"Buyer's remorse" can't undo settlements: FWC

An employee claiming he was misled into accepting a settlement while suffering PTSD has unsuccessfully sought to back out of it, the FWC holding "buyer's remorse" is no reason to undo a properly made deal.

FWC warning over "shorthand" assumptions in settlements

The FWC has cautioned against parties assuming they have a common understanding of notions like "usual terms" and "mutual release" in settlement agreements, after an accountant decided to proceed with her unfair dismissal case following apparently successful conciliation.

Member lacked power to pull rug on dismissal case: Bench

A presidential member denied an unfair dismissal applicant a fair hearing when he threw out his case for want of prosecution without a formal request from the employer, a FWC full bench has ruled.

COVID-19 redundancies didn't follow script: FWC

In the first significant pandemic-related dispute over mass lay-offs to come before the FWC, the Federal Court's transcription service provider has been criticised for making "hollow" consultation promises and reminded to treat workers "with dignity in this time of crisis".


Sacked salesman's handshake on settlement offer closed the deal: FWC

In a ruling further clarifying the nature of binding agreements, the FWC has decided against hearing a car salesman's unfair dismissal application after finding that he shook hands on his employer's $8000 settlement offer and agreed to "move on".


Dentist's adverse action claim a bridge too far: Court

The Federal Court has rejected claims an employer took adverse action against a dentist it threatened to sack for writing "pugnacious" emails, redirecting mail and refusing to attend disciplinary meetings, ruling that the last two actions amounted to him repudiating his employment contract.